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From a temple plaque: “The beautiful Khue Van Cac is a symmetrical building that represents humility, clarity and refinement. Built in 1805, its square plinth symbolizes the earth, the high two-storey tower with images of the sun represents the sky, the breezeway through the open pavilion represents the wind, while the pool in front of the pavilion symbolizes Yin in balance with the pavilion symbolizing Yang. The Khue Van pavilion links the second with the third courtyard. The absence of a gate or door in the pavilion’s design indicates that the path towards enlightenment is a continuous one without limitation of space and time."

What would it look like to live life as an intellectual?

(To be filled out)

  • Center life around writing
  • Brunch with people I love
may 14 2023 ∞
oct 3 2023 +
  • January 25 - Virginia Woolf's birthday
  • August 8 - Midnight appointee anniversary in the bureaucracy
  • October 16 - The day I visited Rachel Ruysch in Den Haag
  • November 27 - Anniversary with Kevin
jan 28 2023 ∞
feb 5 2023 +
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  • Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed-
  • On Sundays We Play (ed.) by Kristine Aquino, James Loganathan, Selvaraj Velayutham, Amanda Wise-
  • Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson-
  • The Fight for Freedom: Remembering Bataan and Corregidor by Antonio A. Nieva-
  • Career and Family by Claudia Goldin
  • All About Love: New visions by bell hooks-
  • The Choreography of Everyday Life by Annie-B Parson-
  • Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz-
  • Unbecoming by Angeli Lacson-
  • Life-Times of Becoming Human by Neferti X.M. Tadiar-
    • Re-read
  • Severance by Ling Ma
  • Strange Intimacies by Zea Asis-
  • Bayani Biographies: Teresa Magbanua by Na...
jan 22 2024 ∞
may 28 2024 +
  • Give yourself permission to care for yourself like you care for a friend. With empathy, compassion, and patience.
  • You have a deep sense of responsibility for other people. This will exhaust you and eat you up, so boundaries and travel is a must to remind you that no matter how embodied you feel in your situation, these are all temporary. Travel is a death rehearsal. You are insignificant in the scale of the world.
  • By hook or by crook, take vacations to do nothing. "--to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream."
  • Be selfish and schedule a vacation earlier than midyear. You usually have a mini or major burn out by June.
  • On vacations, play Nina Simone. I wish I ...
jun 22 2021 ∞
oct 23 2022 +
  • Security/physical: Healthcare, financial security.
  • Family and friends: can spend time with loved ones
  • A feminist existing in the personal and the political.
  • Rich: To love with all my intelligence
  • Rilke: "The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things." - Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Professionally (if in bureaucracy): transformative feminist leadership.
  • Make time to write; involved in projects as knowledge worker.
feb 5 2023 ∞
apr 23 2023 +

“Therefore I would ask you to write all kinds of books, hesitating at no subject however trivial or however vast. By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream.” (Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own)

  • 07.2016 - Banaue-Batad-Sagada-Baguio
  • 06.2017 - Ho Chi Minh City
  • 08.2017 - Bohol-Siquijor-Dumaguete
  • 07.2018 - Silay-Guimaras-Iloilo-Bacolod
  • 10.2018 - Singapore Sports Tour
  • 06.2019 - Siargao-Surigao
  • 09.2019 - Hyderabad
  • 06.2021 - Berlin
  • 07.2021 - Malta
  • 03.2022 - Alibijaban Island, Quezon-San J...
jul 18 2017 ∞
dec 15 2023 +
  • Where the WSAP Conference will be
  • Marine protected areas
  • Lake Sebu
  • Tacloban
  • Bicolandia
  • Balangiga, Eastern Samar
  • Verde Island
  • Tubbataha, if possible
dec 4 2022 ∞
jan 28 2023 +